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					Chicago Museum Free Days 2010
information was contributed by Janine Gudac as found on the following web page.
http://www.chicagohotblog.com/chicago-museum-free-days

Adler Planetarium Free Days
The Adler Planetarium is open 9:30am – 6pm during the summer; 9:30am – 4:30pm
otherwise;
Free Days 2010:
June 7-11
September 7, 13-17, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, & 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 14, 21
Art Institute of Chicago Free Days
The Art Institute of Chicago is free to the public every Thursday evening from 5pm-8pm.
Free Days 2010: Every Thursday evening 5pm-8pm.
Brookfield Zoo Free Days
The Brookfield Zoo offers free admission to all U.S. Armed Forces active military and
reservist personnel.
Chicago Children’s Museum Free Days
The Chicago Children’s Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Location: 700 East Grand Ave at Navy Pier
Hours:
Daily 10am-5pm
Thursday evenings 5-8pm
Free Days 2010:
Free for everyone – Every Thursday evening, 5-8pm
Free for ages 15 and under – First Sunday of every month
Chicago History Museum Free Days
The Chicago History Museum is free to the public every Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm.
Location: 1601 North Clark Street. (Clark & North Ave)
Free Days 2010: Every Monday, 9:30am-4:30pm;
DuSable Museum of African American History
The DuSable Museum is free on the first Saturday of every month. 10am to 5pm. For
BANK OF AMERICA card holders only.
Location: 740 East 56th Place, Chicago
Free Days 2010:
June 5th
July 3rd
August 7th
September 4th
October 2nd
November 6th
December 4th
Field Museum Free Days
The Field Museum is Free (basic admission) on the Second Monday of every month,
thanks to a donation from Target. Additional free days are also available.
Free Days 2010:
June: 2nd, 3rd, 14th
July: 12th
August: 9th, 24th
September: 13th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd
October: 5th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th
November: 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 30th
December: 1st, 7th, 8th, 13th, 15th, 16th
Lincoln Park Zoo Free Days
The Lincoln Park Zoo is free and open to the public 365 days per year. Generally open
10am-5pm.
Location: Lincoln Park Zoo is located off Lake Shore Drive at the Fullerton Parkway
exit.
MCA Free Tuesdays
The Museum of Contemporary Art has Free Days every Tuesday. Special events every
week. The museum is open 10am – 8pm on these free days.
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Location: Columbia College Chicago, 600 S. Michigan Ave
Hours: (Closed till January 28, 2010)
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm
Thursday, 10am-8pm
Sunday, 12-5pm
Free Days 2010: The Museum of Contemporary Photography is Free every day of 2010
Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry is free (basic entry) to the public on various dates
throughout the year. The museum is open Mon–Sat: 9:30am-4pm; Sun: 11am-4pm;
Omnimax-only tickets on Free Days are $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and $7 for children.
Normal prices apply for other features;
Free Days 2010:
June 7-11
August 30
September 7-14, 20-21, 27-28
October 4- 6
November 11
December 6
National Museum of Mexican Art
The National Museum of Mexican Art is free every day. Closed Mondays.
Location: 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago

Nature Museum Free Days
The Chicago Nature Museum has “Suggested Donation Days” every Thursday.
Location: 2430 N. Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park, just north of the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Free Days 2010: Every Thursday, 9am-4:30pm;
Shedd Aquarium Free Days
During Shedd Aquarium Free Days, general admission is free. Wild Reef admission is
sold at a reduced rate. The aquarium is open Weekdays 9am–5pm and Weekends 9am–
6pm.
Free Days 2010:
June 14-18
September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
October 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
November 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30
Swedish American Museum
The Swedish American Museum is free on the second Tuesday of every month. 10am-
4pm.
Location: 5211 N Clark St, Chicago
Free Days 2010:
June 8
July 13
August 10
September 14
October 12
November 9
December 14

				
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